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Retail Real Estate Specialist Joins Jones Lang LaSalle in Dallas

Firm adds Robert Franks to strengthen Retail Outsourcing Services team

DALLAS, January 21, 2009 — Jones Lang LaSalle, the leading integrated financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has strengthened its Retail Outsourcing Services group (ROS) by appointing Robert Franks as Vice President in the Dallas office. Robert will specialize in advising retailers on national rollouts, regional expansions and existing store portfolio management.
“The addition of Franks enhances our ability to meet demand from retail clients for comprehensive retail management services,” said Paul Whitman, President for Dallas-Fort Worth, Jones Lang LaSalle. “His retail background, real estate expertise and strong corporate experience will complement our fast-growing team in Dallas.”  
Franks brings more than six years of corporate real estate experience, with an extensive background in leasing and development on both the national and regional level. In addition to managing new store development, Franks has been a part of successful portfolio optimization and restructuring initiatives.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Retail Outsourcing Services group is the leading full-service provider of outsourced real estate capabilities for retailers in the U.S.  The ROS group provides services in development strategy, transaction management, project management, asset management, lease administration and facilities maintenance in a cohesive and integrated offering.  The group’s clients include some of the nation’s leading retailers, such as T-Mobile USA, HSBC Bank USA, National City Bank and Nike.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2007 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.2 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $53 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,
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